Report: Former Hibernian boss Pat Fenlon wanted by Celtic to take over youth development coaching role

Stevie Frail left Celtic earlier this month and Fenlon might take his place.

Celtic are being linked with a shock move for a former Hibernian manager as a potential replacement for Stevie Frail, who quit his post as the club’s under-20 coach this month.

Frail left to look at new ventures and the man being linked as his replacement is former Hibs boss Pat Fenlon, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

Fenlon is currently in charge of Irish side Shamrock Rovers but the Irishman has a mixed reputation in Scottish football.

Often spiky with the press in Scotland he led Hibernian to safety in his first season in charge and a Scottish Cup final – although they lost 5-1 to Hearts. He took them to a second successive cup final the following season but lost to Celtic 3-0.

The 2013-14 season started with a 9-0 thrashing at the hands of Malmo in the Europa League and as fans at the club became frustrated with the boss he left in November 2013 and became Shamrock Rovers boss the following August, guiding them to fourth position in the League of Ireland.

Fenlon would be a controversial decision from Celtic but he is a fan of the club and has a decent track record in Scottish football.

There may not be many better options out there than Fenlon at the moment and Celtic might be on the right track with his potential appointment.

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